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Bronze Age Festival at Vitlycke museum

Illustration av havsvik med hällristningar.
Photographer: Jonas Radtke

Welcome to the Bronze Age Festival at Vitlycke museum! Between 20-25th of August, the Bronze Age farm will come to life with artisans and activities.

Experience the Bronze Age

Imagine traveling 3,000 years back in time to discover the lifestyle of the Bronze Age. During our festival, reenactors from around the world will fill the Bronze Age Farm, recreating life from that era. These history enthusiasts, dressed in period costumes, will not only showcase their crafts but also spend the night in the historical longhouses.

In addition, there will be unique crafts for sale, including amber, leather goods, bracelets, and flint tools. It’s a unique opportunity to experience history in a lively and interactive way.

Dates:

August 20-25

Time:

Opening hours: 10:00-17:00 (museum hours)

Guided Tour of the Vitlycke Panel

Tuesday, August 20 - Sunday, August 25

  • 11:00 Guided tour of the Vitlycke Panel in English.
  • 14:30 Guided tour of the Vitlycke Panel in English.
  • 16:00 Guided tour of the Vitlycke Panel in English.

Archery

Tuesday, August 20 - Saturday, August 24

  • 11:00-15:30 Archery at the Bronze Age Farm.

Sunday, August 25

  • 11:00-14:00 Archery at the Bronze Age Farm.

Program:

Tuesday, August 20

  • 10:00-17:00 Craft market and reenactment at the Bronze Age Farm.
  • 10:30-12:00 Rock carving demonstration - Observe our archaeologists recreating rock carvings similar to those from the Bronze Age.

Wednesday, August 21

  • 10:00-17:00 Craft market and reenactment at the Bronze Age Farm.
  • 10:30-12:00 Rock carving demonstration - Observe our archaeologists recreating rock carvings similar to those from the Bronze Age.
  • 13:00 Bronze artifacts demonstration at the Bronze Age Farm - see and learn about various items used during the Bronze Age, from beautiful jewelry to practical tools.

Thursday, August 22

  • 10:00-17:00 Craft market and reenactment at the Bronze Age Farm.
  • 10:30-12:00 Rock carving demonstration - Observe our archaeologists recreating rock carvings similar to those from the Bronze Age.
  • 13:00 Bronze Age Fashion Show: See models wearing clothes carefully recreated based on archaeological findings. A commentator will talk about the clothes. Afterwards, visitors can take a closer look and talk to the models.

Friday, August 23

  • 10:00-17:00 Craft market and reenactment at the Bronze Age Farm.
  • 10:30-12:00 Rock carving demonstration - Observe our archaeologists recreating rock carvings similar to those from the Bronze Age.
  • 13:00 Bronze artifacts demonstration at the Bronze Age Farm - see and learn about various items used during the Bronze Age, from beautiful jewelry to practical tools.

Saturday, August 24

  • 10:00-17:00 Craft market and reenactment at the Bronze Age Farm.
  • 10:30-12:00 Rock carving demonstration - Observe our archaeologists recreating rock carvings similar to those from the Bronze Age.
  • 11:00-15:00 Try watercolor painting / Paint rock carving stories.The Nordic Watercolor Museum will visit with its painting workshop. Inspired by the exciting rock carvings, we let our imagination flow and create our own stories. Paint, paper, and brushes are ready. Young or old, everyone is welcome and no prior knowledge is required.
  • 13:00 Bronze Age Fashion Show: See models wearing clothes carefully recreated based on archaeological findings. A commentator will talk about the clothes. Afterwards, visitors can take a closer look and talk to the models.

Sunday, August 25

  • 10:00-17:00 Craft market and reenactment at the Bronze Age Farm.

Entrance

All events are included in the museum entrance ticket, except for the night tour (only in swedish) which must be pre-booked. The annual pass is valid for all days during the festival.

  • Full festival pass /Annual pass: 140 SEK
  • Full festival pass pensioners/Annual pass for pensioners: 120 SEK
  • Day ticket: 120 SEK
  • Children, youth under 20 years and students (holders of a student ID card): free admission

For more information about entrance fees, please see here.

Language

All our activities are held in English. Visitors are of course welcome to ask questions in Swedish. Guided tours, fashion shows, and artifact demonstrations are conducted in English, unless only Swedish-speaking visitors are present.


Updated: 2024-07-11 11:34